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Community Service Projects

Active members are encouraged to participate in at least two Garden Club Service Projects each year. ​These include the 14 Civic Beauty sites listed below, decorating wreaths for Town buildings in December, and volunteering in the gardens at Tracy Memorial Library and The Fells.


To promote townwide interest in gardens and beautification, the Club also sponsors a competition each summer presenting businesses and homeowners on Main Street and Newport Road with awards for outstanding gardens. For more details including the guidelines for these awards, please see the Garden Club Awards page.


Civic Beauty

What makes New London so beautiful?


Each year, members plan, plant and maintain pocket gardens and plantings in public areas. 

Look for our 14 garden signs at public locations in New London and Elkins:

  • Academy Building/Town Offices       

  • Bandstand               

  • Bucklin Beach

  • Elkins Post Office and Beach              

  • Fire Station

  • Historical Society Herb Garden          

  • Homan Corner

  • Information Booth

  • Kearsarge Elementary School              

  • New London Post Office

  • Norris Corner 

  • Old Main Street at Knights Hill          

  • Transfer Station

  • Whipple Hall and Police Station          


Garden at Tracy Library

Members of the Club and the community help to maintain the historic gardens behind Tracy Memorial Library in New London. They meet on Monday mornings from late April until early November.

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Christmas Wreaths

In early December, members decorate wreaths for public buildings in New London and make holiday tray favors for Bittersweet residents.


The Fells

Garden Club members and other volunteers help to maintain gardens at the John Hay Estate at The Fells, a historic site in Newbury.

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